Improvements on Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam transformed the way people sleep when it was first introduced as a mattress material in 1991. It has gone through several versions in its almost thirty-year history as manufacturers have discovered ways to increase durability, decrease costs, and compensate for the heat properties of the material.

There have also been cheap knock-offs and failed attempts along the way. This means it is wise to physically test mattresses, or similar-type ones, before making a purchase.

Making Memory Foam More Accessible

Since the initial cost was expensive, mattress toppers made of memory foam were sold to people with average incomes. This product was considerably thinner, but gave more people the opportunity to experience the comfort and support of the material. It was most popular with people who had back problems and pregnant women.

Building On Successes

The mattress industry today is filled with several alternatives to the traditional coil and spring box-spring and mattress. There are mattresses with gel cushions as a top layer. Mattresses with water chambers built-in to increase adjustment capacity are also on the market, as are mattresses that feature a combination of foam and air pockets.

The Latest Technology

The quest to remain competitive has encouraged manufacturers to constantly develop memory foam mattresses that provide more support. The Tomorrow Sleep mattress, for example, includes an innerspring layer to provide a stronger base for the memory foam layer.

Customers will have to check this out before replacing their current mattresses. The results are two different levels of firmness offered, excellent motion isolation, and a cool sleeping surface. The cost falls into the middle range of the memory foam spectrum.

A bio-soy memory foam material has been developed by Saatva for a line of mattresses. This environmentally-friendly process reduces the odor that some traditional memory foam products. It is also sustainable and reasonably priced in that middle range. The mattress is unique and can lead to other sustainable options.

What is Next?

Mattress companies are still researching and developing the next big improvement in beds. People require sleep and many are not getting enough of it on a regular basis. It will be interestng to discover what materials will be used in the next generation of mattresses.